Commit e3cc2226 authored by Luis Garces-Erice's avatar Luis Garces-Erice Committed by Linus Torvalds
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Doc: better explanation of procs_running

the description in Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt of the
procs_running entry in /proc/stat is confusing (according to that
description, it looks as if procs_running could only be a number
between 0 and the number of CPUs).

Changed it to a more accurate description in the patch attached.
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent bfc9dcab
......@@ -1089,8 +1089,8 @@ The "processes" line gives the number of processes and threads created, which
includes (but is not limited to) those created by calls to the fork() and
clone() system calls.
The "procs_running" line gives the number of processes currently running on
The "procs_running" line gives the total number of threads that are
running or ready to run (i.e., the total number of runnable threads).
The "procs_blocked" line gives the number of processes currently blocked,
waiting for I/O to complete.
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